Prairie dropseed  (Sporobolus heterolepis) 'Cloud'

Prairie Dropseed  is now a popular landscape plant—with good reason. It is perhaps the most ornamental of the native prairie grasses. It grows in a clumping shape with deep green narrow leaves that arch downward. In July, Sporobolus heterolepis sends up numerous stalks with delicate, open panicles shooting up over the clump. In fall, foliage turns a beautiful coppery orange color, which later fades to cream. Prairie Dropseed makes a lush, gorgeous lawn alternative with its mounded habit. It emits an unmistakable aroma some say resembles a cross between cilantro and fresh roasted nuts. Easy, beautiful, and hardy to a wide range of zones, its flowing look is a great choice for mixed plantings, meadow or prairie plantings, and contemporary landscapes.

Winterhardy warm season perennial
Height 40/70 cm
Width 50-80 cm
Spacing 50-60 cm /6-9 pc/m2
Flowering time VIII-X
Site sunny or partially shaded, warm, dry to medium moisture, well drained soil.
Use accent, groups
Cutting back spring
Propagation division
Availability 2020 spring plants
Out of stock